Hue to host Buddhist culture week this month

Nham Dan, May 5, 2010

Hue, Vietnam -- The Week of Buddhist Culture 2010 will be held in the ancient capital of Hue from May 16-22 in the lead up to the millennial anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.

During the week, the Buddha’s 2554 birthday will be celebrated and a range of events, including an exhibition showcasing close to 100 antiques dating back to the pre-Thang Long period (Dai La), the Ly, Tran and Le dynasties will take place, the Thua Thien-Hue Buddhist Sangha announced on May 3.

Scholars such as Cao Huy Thuan, Tran Dinh Son, Thai Kim Lai and Ho Tan Phan will deliver speeches related to the royal citadel of Thang Long and the country’s Buddhism.